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They gain information literacy skills that help them become educated consumers of this digital medium. Objectives Students will be able to identify blogs of different types, purposes and levels of credibility. Students will be able to identify how blog writing differs from other forms and styles of writing.
Students will offer feedback on the blogs of classmates and practice appropriate commenting. Keywords History, language arts, creative writing, persuasive writing, current events, blog, blogging, information literacy, 21st-century skills Materials Needed Student Internet access for reviewing blogs and if possible, posting of actual student blogs via a platform such as KidBlogEduBlogs or 21Classes If platform for actual blogging is not available Pencils or pens, paper or computer access for word processing If platform for actual blogging is not available Large lined sticky notes or small pieces of lined scrap papermasking tape Student access to print or online information to inspire blog topic Lesson Plan An explosion in the number of Web sites and the mass availability of blogging tools have blurred the lines between journalism, opinion and pure fiction.
What constitutes a credible and well-written blog?
These are the 21st-century questions that students will need to answer in order to develop information literacy and become educated consumers in the digital age. After going over the basics of blogging, students will be given the task of composing their own blog entry. Blogs, by definition, exist on the Internet.
For the purpose of this assignment, however, entries can be submitted on paper. For a very reasonable fee, teachers can set up a class account on one of these platforms. In the interest of safety, security settings allow teachers to restrict access to student blogs.
This lesson can be done in three to five class periods and consists of six activities including four recommended ones and two optional ones: Blog Basics What is a blog?
How is blog writing different from other forms of writing? Blog entries much like mini journal entries tend to be fairly short but sometimes are as long as several thousands of words. Blog styles usually fall somewhere on a continuum between traditional journalism such as an op-ed piece that night appear in a print newspaper and a personal diary.
The purpose of blogs also varies widely.
Blogs often express personal opinions, experiences and perspectives regarding an event or a source of information e. The writing style tends to be less formal unlike a structured essayand bloggers often have the aim of engaging reader participation via commenting. What function do blogs serve in a democratic society?
In the blogosphere, you're only a hop, skip, and a link away from sending form letters to send congresspeople or joining a meetup for a protest. Democracy depends on lowering the barriers to becoming informed. Although blogs are a great resource for the wonky, policy-making elite, their real power lies in their ability to provide broad overviews of the issues at stake and quick links for citizen activists.
What makes a good blog post?Test format The IELTS test assesses your abilities in listening, reading, writing and speaking – in less than three hours. Welcome from the Author. Welcome to this Sociology of the Family Free Online textbook. I am the author and have worked with my own university students over these recent years to provide open courseware free textbooks for anyone, anywhere who would like to read them.
Steve Haberlin is a Ph.D candidate at the University of South Florida, where he also works as a teaching assistant, supervising and teaching pre-service teachers.
Start studying Spanish 1 - Lesson - Family Likes & Dislikes. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Explain how to talk to family and friends about dating, sexual activity, prevention of STDs and pregnancy, marriage, and parenting.
Practice talking with family and friends about these issues in a mock situation.
Family Likes and Dislikes Writing Assignment Due Nov 3, by pm; Points 10; Submitting a text entry box, a website url, a media recording, or a file upload; Submit your work for the assignment. Use this rubric for assignment grading.
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